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This is my first ever...modding, using a dremel, and spray painting. Please comment

Original case is thermaltake rs101

Here is a list of what I did :
1. Carved a hole on top and a hole on the bottom for more air flows
2. Painted the inside and back all black
3. Made some holes around the inside cage for cable managements.

A. Green-shouldn't cut the bar all the way because it will lead to instability later. Just make a hole there instead.
B. Blue-Small area leads to the fan control. Most of the fan wires end up there.
C. White-Hole for sata cables and other things.
D. Yellow- Hole for back fan...I don't know why I made it unnecessary big.
E. Red- This hole is for front panel stuff (usb, audio) and bottom fan's wire.
4. (Not really a mod) I used a foam piece to block out the rest of the empty space between the motherboard and the cage.
5. Made a small caddy for the fan control--keeps fan wires hidden. Makes the sata cable and PCIE power cables look more cool =)


6. (Waiting for part) Install cold cathode lights.

I'll be posting the complete picture once I'm done with everything.
This is the album.
http://imageshack.us/g/580/dsc03865b.jpg/

I made an amateur mistake here http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/135/dsc03901w.jpg/ but it's hardly noticeable with the side window on. How do I try to fix it? I accidentally sprayed painted a little on the part that was not dry and that happened.
Edited by van13330gg - 6/12/11 at 9:06pm
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Looks really cool! It remembers me my first mod (I did it on a soprano as well) only complain is.... why did you cut the bottom fan hole so far away? that's not exactly like the best spot for it :S
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Nicely done. However, you dont embed here, just get the "Forum" code and copy past it here.
    
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Hm I thought that I was the good spot since it blows air right under the hot card?

Just for future reference, where should I have made the fan; more toward the back or hdd cage?
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More towards the HDD cage so the video card fan sucks in all the fresh air coming in from the bottom... the way you put it is wasting airflow since it's blowing straight into the plastic shroud of the heatsink in other words it's like using a fire extinguisher to kill a microwave oven fire.... with the door closed

Still it's just a recommendation for the next mod and it looks good either way (my grammar is terrible )
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More towards the HDD cage so the video card fan sucks in all the fresh air coming in from the bottom... the way you put it is wasting airflow since it's blowing straight into the plastic shroud of the heatsink in other words it's like using a fire extinguisher to kill a microwave oven fire.... with the door closed

Still it's just a recommendation for the next mod and it looks
That would makes more sense haha.
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oops..
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I think I'll build a duct and move the fan toward that side. Time to think of what I could use to do this....
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I have the same case, i might steal some idea's from you
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I have the same case, i might steal some idea's from you
Nice! Just ask if you want something more clear and if you're gonna make a bottom fan...makes it closer to the hdd cage or you'll go like this many times afterward
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